About Us
FELLOWS : Transplant Objectives

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Ronald B Moore, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
   
CONTACT PERSON: Dr Ronald Moore
Email: Ron.Moore@albertahealthservices.ca
Phone: (780) 407-6330
   
MAILING ADDRESS: 2D2.16 WMC
8440-112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7
CANADA
   
WEBSITE:   http://www.med.ualberta.ca/


Prerequisite/Eligibility Requirements:

The fellowship is open to those able to obtain medical licensure in the province of Alberta or graduates outside of Canada who have external funding. 
Requirements are:
  1. Applicant should obtain medical licensure or postgraduate registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (depending on funding source).
  2. Applicant should have completed the LMCC (parts 1 and 2) unless they have external funding.
  3. Registration with the Post-graduate Medical Education (PGME) office at the University of Alberta ($945).
  4. Applicant should have a valid work permit if not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 
  5. Membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) as a clinical fellow.
  6. Applicant must send a cover letter, current CV, and three reference letters supporting their application. One of these letters must be from the residency program director.
Funding:
The successful candidate will either:
  1. Provide external funding
  2. Generate salary support through clinical billings. This requires full licensure in the province of Alberta and will be administered through the Department of Surgery.

Short Description:
The University of Alberta Hospital is a Tertiary Teaching Medical Center located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The Division of Organ Transplantation at the University of Alberta Hospital is responsible for kidney, kidney-pancreas, islet cells, liver and multivisceral transplants in adults and pediatric patients.

The fundamental goals of our Institution are:

  • To provide and environment of continuous learning and inquiry.
  • To create new knowledge about the effects of disease in human.
  • To educate, recruit and retain the best surgeons and scientists.
  • To create an environment where surgical and scientific excellence, and teamwork are valued.
  • To promote and advance the highest moral and ethical standards in an environment of compassion and critical appraisal.

Transplant patients in our program are cared for in a multidisciplinary fashion.  Medical students and surgical residents are actively exposed to patients admitted for organ transplantation during their formal education.  However, the complexity of medical and surgical care of these patients goes beyond their educational goals.  Therefore, medical and surgical fellows in solid organ transplantation have a fundamental role in the process of diagnosing and treating these patients.

Requirements: 

The University of Alberta surgical fellowship in transplantation requires two full academic clinical years of training.  Further 1-2 years of basic science training in experimental surgery, tissue engineering, cryobiology and immunology are available to the suitable candidate.  The fellows have to be graduated from a formal surgical program in North America or elsewhere and have a strong commitment to transplantation.